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winds for very, very short period of time. but branches could be blowing off the trees. might see more activity later on tonight. we have watches across much of the region. the warnings in effect until 5:45. for aa county, harford, carol and montgomery, and portions of howard county. for the rest, that's a reg flag warning. winds through much of the evening. tim has a look at what we expect through the region tomorrow. big changes coming tomorrow. >> definitely, bob. as you mentioned, these storms are pretty gusty. and they bring with them a very stark change. we'll be in the 80s now. 60s tomorrow. about a 20-degree differential. it's all because of this front bringing cold air in it. we're bringing in chilly air that will start to arrive here overnight. it comes by way of the rain. showers will be with us through late tonight. and by early tomorrow, we'll start to see cooling. it will get clear and chilly and a little breezy tomorrow. the rain will have to get out
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of here. bob will have your complete updated first warning forecast. as you see the storms approaching from the west, he'll have that. stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage. for instant updates on the forecast, log onto wjz.com. and we continue to follow breaking news from baltimore county that we brought you last hour. a woman is rushed to bayview burn center, after she was burned. the woman reportedly suffered the burns over most of her body. she was taken from her home in worthington valley. no word on how the burns happen to her. we will bring you details as they become available. hours of traffic delays after a tanker truck is left hanging. the accident after a construction vehicle collided with a tanker, tossing half of it off the pennington avenue drawbridge. mike schuh has the latest on the cleanup still happening right now. mike? >> reporter: mary, there are two draw bridges right here. one is locked in the up
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position. that's the one you see. it is being repaired. the other is carrying two-way traffic. and both bridges were impacted by this morning's bizarre accidents. >> dangling over the pennington street bridge. a fuel tanker on its way to pick up to 9,000 gallons of gas. >> as a precaution, the entire area was sprayed with foam. >> we just want to make sure that when we move the tanker, we're not going to have anything happen as far as that span going down. >> reporter: this is divided by concrete barriers up to the bridge. but then there's no barrier for the two-way traffic. this large truck crossed over and hit the middle of the tanker. >> what was that truck like? >> it was demolished, man. he had a bloody nose and sore arm. he was really blessed. i mean, it was messed up bad.
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>> as you might imagine, when someone in a semi messes up bad. they will open this one up. >> we are all counting our blessings right now. it could have been worse. i mean, heat and structures and steel is not a good combination. so the fact that it was empty was a blessing. >> a four-man team of city energies spent two hours going over the bridges and inspecting them before giving the go ahead to reopen the one to traffic late this afternoon. reporting live in south baltimore, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. mary, back to you on tv hill. thank you so much. city police tell wjz that no charges are expected against either driver. busy day, trafficwise. the commuters are returning to normal. sky eye chopper 13 was over the crash just before 4:00. this is part of eastbound interstate 70, where it was
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closed with three vehicles and a tractor-trailer where they collided. two people were briefly trapped in an suv that was involved in a crash. at least one person was taken to the hospital. no word on their condition. a major development in the search for a missing 16-year- old girl. >> reporter: well, mary, baltimore county police arrested jason gross for the disappearance and murder of rochelle battle. the 16-year-old was reported missing march 6th of last year. she was last seen leaving her home in the 2800 block of borland avenue. investigators think she may have taken a bus to the mall. last month, they searched clues about her disappearance but found nothing. >> jason gross was arrested late yesterday afternoon, he is charged with first-degree murder. investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that killed a baltimore county woman. the fire was reported at 10:00 this morning. crews found the woman dead
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inside the first floor apartment in the building on spring water court. the fire was confined to just a bedroom in the apartment. a sprinkler system extinguished the fire before crews arrived. charges were filed just a short time ago, and a disturbing crime on the eastern shore. a kent island couple, married at the age of 16, now in their 80s. the husband is charged with the wife's murder. wjz is live with more. there is a warrant issued in the death of his wife. >> reporter: the motive is still very elusive in this bizarre eastern shore case. but at least today, police do charge thomas shearer, who is 82 years old, with the murder of his wife, for hitting her over the head. >> reporter: autopsy results are now in. 82-year-old magda shearer died in the couple's kent island home, not from the smoke or fire, but from a fierce blow to the head. her husband, thomas shearer, also 82, to whom she has been
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married for 62 years, has just been charged with murder. >> today, we received the autopsy result which revealed that the death was caused by trauma to the head. >> reporter: it's a home they share with their only son and his wife. the young couple was at work tets. >> i feel very sad about this. >> reporter: the couple's only son said he is having an impossible time understanding what could have happened to his parents. he does say, though, both of them suffered from symptoms of dementia, and many physical ailments. >> reporter: police say shearer then talked to the neighbor across the street who called 911 about an assault and fire. detectives took cuttings of carpet, suspected blood from the home, which is just over the bay bridge from stevensville. >> at this point, we're not sure what the weapon may have been. however, our would hoinvestigator seized multiple items that could have been
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used. >> reporter: thomas here shearer is being evaluated. he will face charge of first- and second-degree murder, arson and assault when he is release said. >> reporter: and the couple's son, diedre shearer was at the home today, removing belongings from the house. he was weeping, obviously shocked by this family tragedy that has occurred. back to you on tv hill. >> police say thomas shearer was very cooperative when they arrived at the murder scene. good news tonight about the job market here in maryland. the state's labor secretary as the number increased for the first time in more than two years. maryland gained about 45,000 jobs in march, compared to an average monthly gain of about $ -- 2,000 jobs in the past 10 years. experts say it could be a reversal. first time in five years,
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tuition is headed up at all university of maryland schools. they approved a 3% increase. tuition for out-of-state students will increase by 5%. out of state tuition will also increase by 3% at the university of maryland college park. reaction to these changes, coming up all new at 6:00. a tramp headache grow -- travel headache grows bigger tonight for air travelers around the world. a huge ash cloud from a volcano sent a fresh wave of cancellations to some of the biggest airports. as rita nissan reports for wjz, many planes have spent the past two days, pashed on the runway. -- parked on the runway. >> reporter: the cloud of volcanic ash is still raining down on the airport. tens of thousands of air travelers are stranded for another day. >> i'm frustrated, irritated, twitter-pated, disgust-ipated. oh well.
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>> reporter: some 60,000 flights didn't get in or out. >> sitting here now. i'm awaiting to go back to dublin ireland. we don't know how long. >> the irish airline, ryan air, has already canceled all flights to and from europe until monday. and while some have reopened, the cloud is threatening to delay sunday's funeral for the polish president because are the dignitaries, including president obama, may not be able to get there. planes will stay park said here at europe's busiest airport, london heathrow, until at least saturday morning. from the ground, you can't see the ash cloud that is causing all of the trouble. but air traffic controllers aren't taking any chances. when sucked inside an aircraft's engine, it melts and gums up essential moving parts which can lead to engine failure. >> we understand the frustrations. but this is a meteorologic phenomenon, which is beyond the control of everybody.
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>> reporter: staffers tried to make the best of it, using the empty runway to get a little fresh air. but the cost of so many cancellations is quickly adding up. the airline industry says it is losing more than $200 million a day. >> and officials at bwi, thurgood marshall, are advising anyone to take transatlantic flights to call the airline to check their status before they lever the house. breaking news on the outer loop of 695. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene of an overturned rv. let's go to captain mike perry with more. >> this happened a short time ago at the place you describe said. going to be just north of cromwell road bridge. looks like a sport utility vehicle. the rv returned. you can see it has the suv jacked up in the air. you lose two lanes of the outer loop as you come through towson from parkville. and the backup is substantial. it's backed up all the way into
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essex. it's also causing delays along the inner loop, as you come to towson, which has been heavy all afternoon. so big deal here. major issues along 695 in the towson area. if you can use alternatives, -- alternates, that would be a good idea. the storm approaching from the west is going to be likely to cause more issues. back to you on tv hill. >> all right, captain mike, thank you. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. students sexting. what school officials say they were doing with classmates' photos. fight against flight. no time to procrastinate. maryland leaders want your census forms now. storm clouds rolling in as you just heard. and a severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of maryland. bob turk has the update forecast coming up. hi, you cancelled your cable service?
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as we told you, severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect right now, for baltimore and the surrounding counties. here's a live look outside. storm clouds are moving across the state. wjz is live at first warning weather coverage. that looks absolutely spooky right now. let's go to meteorologist tim williams and bob turk for important information, regarding this upcoming tornado season. bob? >> that's a beautiful shot, by the way. that's an h.d. camera, looking right to the west of the city. dark clouds. take a look at radar. just west of rising sun. northwest of harford county. just west of the city. they're much lighter west of the city. but you folks across all i-83 corridor, from park ton, phoenix, western run. that's moving right down toward cockeysville in the towson area. also, this weaker system to the west of the city. that was a little stronger a few minutes ago. but it has weakened considerably.
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east of sykesville. main storm, however, coming right down 83, toward northwest baltimore. we'll be watching that over the next few minutes and some areas could see wind gusts over 40, maybe each 50 miles an hour. it happens to be severe weather awareness week here in maryland. tim williams has more on the push to educate them about this. >> the rain is just now starting. i can tell you that this week as feature -- has featured a number of events. >> reporter: in la plata, southern maryland, it's a normal school day. >> we're going to talk today about the different kinds of nasty, dangerous weather that we can get in this part of the country and know what we can do to protect ourselves. >> reporter: students at walter mitchell elementary school are learning basic life-saving safety. should a tornado touch down near them. >> should a tornado stay for more than a day. >> they usually touch down and do some damage and lift up just within a period of a minute or two. >> reporter: chris strong is
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with the national weather service forecast. and goes out and investigates tornadoes. he stresses getting to safety in the valuable seconds when storms are headed your way. >> everybody needs to have a plan for what they're going to do when disaster strikes. so you're not reacting in a panic when they do come. >> reporter: maryland has more than 90 tornadoes in the past 10 years. they range from those that knock down trees and shingles to those that cause widespread devastation. >> reporter: while tornadoes are not that common, some here in la plata know them all too well. it is no coincidence the tornado drill was held here. >> it was april 2002, when a tornado ripped through la plata county. five people died. and prior, in 1926, 13 in laplata died in a similar storm. >> the 2010 maryland statewide tornado drill has begun. >> please follow your crisis plan and follow the directions for a drill. >> reporter: the goal, to teach awareness to children.
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>> in case of a tornado, i should go downstairs into a basement. >> i have learned to go to a place that doesn't have windows and do a turtle position. >> reporter: to try to help keep history from repeating itself. [ inaudible ] >> you want to come over here, tim? >> yeah. come on. is he finished? no, not yet. come on over. yeah. you had to -- i don't know if people can see. you're wet. the rain started hitting you just a second ago. >> those storms are rolling through here very quickly. and as i was talking to bob, the storm rolled up. >> we see. >> they are rolling out. and this, unfortunately is the kind of weather that can trigger these types of tornadoes. so the natural weather service has created a website to allow people to prepare for this kind of stuff. so you can go to wjz.com, look for this story and it will take you to the link. >> the day you and bob do a story about severe weather, you get caught in the midst of a storm.
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>> you couldn't plan it. >> no. >> go dry off. >> all right, my friends, thank you. baltimore city's fight against blight lands another blow today. heavy equipment plowed through the 1900 block of pearlman place, considered the worst block in baltimore. pat warren reports on the demolition through the eyes of a former resident. >> reporter: angela epi -- epps remembers skipping to school. >> it wasit was here -- it was here x. if you didn't get there, she would call your mother at your home. in the vacant houses on that end on pearlman place. and that day, i said, it is not fair. my children do not have to be subject to this. >> reporter: it's demalation day. >> -- demolition day. >> i have a middle school
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classmate, she was found dead in one of these houses. in 2008, the young lady that was killed in the vacant house on the 1900 block of patterson park. she was friends with my son. and to just keep saying, it can't happen again, no more, no more. my husband and i are pushing the drug traffickers from behind the vacant buildings, you've got to move, you've got to go. you know, your environment doesn't dictate your character. your character dictates your environment. and you can effect some change. >> reporter: through people like angela, the south clifton and darling park community services, demolition was deemed best to take the most blighted block in baltimore and knock it down. >> i just thank everybody. it's a wonderful day for me. and i just -- god bless. [ applause ] >> reporter: pat warren, wjz eyewitness news.
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>> the demolition involves about 70 properties. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on roads with kristy breslin. we know rain is starting to fall in some areas. how is that affecting traffic? plus that accident on 695 in the outer loop captain mike perry was talking b. well, kai, we are struggling out there. as far as beltway delays go. and the rain is not making it any easier. as far as north side inner loop goes, we're looking at a 40- minute delay there. north side outer loop, the accident you mentioned, that's at loch raven boulevard, blocking the two right-hand lanes. only the left is getting by. that's getting a significant delay in that region as well. as for the earlier crash, that has been cleared. but we still have a lingering delay back to route 29. 95 southbound. brake lights there, from whitemarsh to the beltway. and northbound moravia road to 95.
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jones false expressway. sluggish from rucks -- ruxton road to the beltway. and east northern park way to the alameda. let's take a live look. you can see the scene there of that accident. right there at loch raven boulevard. and a live look here at 95 south of 895. this traffic report is brought to you by coldstone creamery. reinventing eyeglass cream -- ice cream. fun, innovative. it is the ultimate ice cream experience. back over to you. the traffic cams showed us where the storm was. >> clearly north and west of the city. a lot of rain, a lot of wind south and east. hasn't gotten there. but it will. take a look at bwi marshall. at 5:00, it was 82. i'm sure the temperatures will be dropping into the 60s very quickly. take a live look at radar after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,, i discovered the problem growing grass seed, is me.
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baltimore county, a little harford county and northern a.a. county. another bamp to the -- batch to the west. look at it cooling down considerably. which will help to stabilize it considerably. we've had wind gusts over 40 miles an hour. so you can perhaps maybe even see tree damage with these. one strong cell here. across southern portions of p.a. another area of showers. just moving through the 83 corridor here in the city. you can see shower activity across the region. way out west, another heavier batch in pennsylvania. and another batch of thunderstorms. that's all moving off to the east. later tonight, we're still seeing more activity. another strong storm to the south of wilmington, moving over toward the jersey area. and another moving through oxford, just to the north of elkton. they're going to see stuff up there in cecil county. take a look at temperatures around the region.
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bwi at 5:00. now, the update will come in shortly. 82, 83. to the west, winds dropped. 72. 59 in oakland. we'll be there late tonight. a look at the winds. west of 22. cumberland, southwest at 15. 15, 22. we've had some storms 40 to 45 miles an hour. to our west, this morning, that front crossing across the ohio valley. a whole line of showers showers and storms. from southernontont -- southern ontario. becomes pretty solid across new york state. and and across the ohio river there. things will begin to stabilize. once it goes through, it begins to warm up. tomorrow, we'll be struggling to get to maybe 60 degrees. it will be breezy. a lot of clouds tomorrow. a lot more sun on sunday. and a much colder weekend.
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there will be a small craft advisory. tonight, showers and thunderstorms earlier on 55. to maybe even up until midnight. and tomorrow, breaking out with a lot of clouds. some sun, breezy and a lot colder. 83 today. 60 to 61 maybe tomorrow afternoon. >> all right, bob. thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news. details of big ben's troubles. a woman accused of -- accuses him of an attack. no charges are filed, though. but now we hear what she says actually happened. i'm gigi barnett at the hippodrome. that story is just ahead.
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it's 5:30. 74 degrees, with showers right now. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz ueyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about. mainly weather-related, rain, storm clouds all moving over maryland right now. let's take a live look outside right now. a severe thunderstorm warning is issued today. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk and meteorologist tim williams are tracking live doppler radar. they have an update on that warning. pretty juicy out there, bob. >> we had really dark clouds. brie downpours. that's pretty -- brief downpours. but to the north and northeast, that's where the cells are located. eastern baltimore county. up through portions of bel air and harford county.
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in fact, the strongest storms right now, sitting right over bel air. you can see it right there. it's moving down toward aberdeen. and that's going to move out of the region shortly. also, to the north and east of us, across northern portions, there's a look. that's going to be affecting you folks in the next few minutes. another bad shop to -- shot to the west. also they have watches and advisories. watch until 8:00 tonight. the baltimore region until 5:45. as this whole area moves east of the region. they'll be canceling it. also, york county still has a warning until 5:45 this afternoon. tim has another look at the advisories. >> as you mentioned issue these watches and warnings will be pretty much fluctuating throughout the afternoon and evening as the storms move across the state, we'll start to see them lose the watches and warnings, as they move past the areas. and pick up the watches and warnings as they move into the area.
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what you are seeing here as bob just mentioned, for harford county, down along the western shores. we're seeing the severe thunderstorm warnings in effect until 5:45. could be extended if those storms don't clear the area yet. these warnings were in effect before the thunderstorms started kicking in. we got into the 80s today. low humidity and strong winds, creating potential for fire hazard. we'll continue to keep you posted on all of these advisories, as they continue to develop. stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage, for instant updates. first warning forecast and live doppler radar. middle and high school students. sending and selling explicit photos of female students over the internet. an investigation is under way tonight at two mont montgomery county schools. school officials say officials officials willingly posed for inappropriate photos in videos which were shared and
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even sold by classmates. >> i feel badly for the parents of the students who did it and i also feel badly for the students who must not have really known the seriousness of what was going on. >> there's a lot of talk in the halls about it, 8th graders who were exchanging nude photos with girls. >> reporter: a teacher discovered a student's ipod touch contained some of the photos and videos. most parents learned of it through a letter home. >> it's a new world with the digital age. and it's sometimes hard for young people to understand the ramifications of what seems harmless. >> reporter: most of the material was produced off campus, but sometimes shared and sold on school grounds. students say while sexting is not unheard of, the trading and selling of photos, especially by middle school students is disturbing. >> for that to happen in high school is a big deal. so for that to happen somewhere that young as in middle school is pretty scary. >> in maryland, anyone arrested
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in a sexting related case could be charged with felony sexual exploitation of a minor and child pornography charges. the death of a middle school principal is now being investigated as a homicide, according to montgomery county police. 42-year-old brian betts is principal. he was found dead yesterday at his silver silver spring home after he failed to show up for work. police say betts' navy blue nissan x-tera is missing. they ask anyone who has seen it to call montgomery county police at 301-279-8,000. an update tonight on the sex assault accusations against pittsburgh steelers quarterback ben roethlisberger. his alleged victim in georgia biffs her could of what happened that night. we're live in the newsroom. vic has details from the just released report. >> the young lady said she made it clear she did not want to
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have sex with rothless berger and made it clear to him. she said he invited her and friends into the v.i.p. bar, where he encouraged them to down shots. she said that he followed her into the bathroom and she said, quote, no this is not okay. earlier, they decided not to file charges against roethlisberger because they could not prove the charges. >> roethlisberger may still be suspended by the nfl. americans have been asked to fill out census forms. those of you who have procrastinated, now you'll get some help. >> oh, okay. >> you had a chance to do it yourself. if you didn't, now someone will do it for you. census workers around the country and in baltimore, are hitting the streets. >> today, april 16th, is the last day you can fill out your forms and mail them back.
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>> reporter: they're going door to door to get people to fill out their census forms. about 68% of households nationwide have mailed their forms back. but many people haven't returned them. >> the census is hiring. know anybody who is looking for work? >> reporter: in baltimore, the mta has partnered with the census bureau, to take the count and hire census workers. we recognize that there is a need to conduct the census. we recognize that there are people who will benefit from these jobs. they are good temporary jobs. >> i have a job already. i work for the state of maryland. and i would like to work part- time for the census bureau. >> i'm just one guy. wubu when i fill out the census, i'm helping to build a better school. >> reporter: state and local governments are entitled to get money for roads, schools, and various projects. it could even determine congressional seats.
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>> i urge everyone to fill out their forms and mail them back today. >> now, before the census, there are an estimated 309 million americans. obviously that number is expected to change. for information about census jobs, you can call 202-530- 3740. good news for the hundreds of thousands of long-term unemployed workers whose benefits ran out. they can now reapply for them after the president signed a bill last night. the payments will be retroactive. and the bill extends the benefits. white house will work with congress now. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. what was behind the nearly 36,000 new jobs added last month? the largest increase in the nation. a look at selecting receivers in previous nfl drafts. and what's on the line in johns hopkins. for these stories and more,
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read tomorrow's baltimore sun. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. music, magic and mystery fill the stage at the hippodrome theater. a phantom of the opera touring cast stops in baltimore. gigi barnett takes a look behind the scenes in the wardrobe department. >> reporter: as the phantom of the opera floats into baltimore, the music is described as timeless. the costumes as sensual. each outfit is hand crafted, stitch by stitch, seam by seam, year in the making and hours in the works. the person in charge of it all. >> this is my favorite jacket. >> is franky fare. she allowed our cameras behind the stage. she says the wardrobe is a tiny part of the whole experience. >> if you're sitting in the house, you're not going to see that this is a brocade and this is a gold trim and this is a sequin. but what you will see is the light play across all of the different textures.
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>> there are 230 costumes. that includes hats. 300 of space for it all. and tailors to keep it all in shape. >> you don't realize what all goes into the show. >> turn your face away ♪ >> fear has worked on the show's toy production for more than 17 years. in addition to knowing would show's clothes, she also knows its history. phantom of the opera is a set of the 1880s. >> i'm a fan of era design. we have fant affiliatic costume behind you, like the clown head from the mask raid scene. so there's a little bit of so many different parts of the history of fashion design. >> reporter: another part of the wardrobe drt department is the mask. >> i'm astonished, every time i watch it. it's just really visually a treat. ♪ [ music ] >> beautiful. she says that the worst part of her job is packing up all of
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those costumes. but with several assistants to help, a half hour before the last aria is sung, all of those clothes are packed and ready to roll out of the theater door. after here, it will go to lancing, michigan. >> the details of the costume are stunning. >> really are. the phantom of the opera became the longest running show. the last day to catch it in baltimore on sunday. i haven't seen it. >> it was really spectacular. the music is amazing. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. i'm ron matz, at conk link and claremont. -- conkling and claremont. pass the merlot and chardonnay. the story coming up here on wjz. bob turk in the first warning weather center. much clearer. i'll have the exclusive first
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wine. food, music, arts and crafts. even bocci ball.
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it all happens sunday. they're all for the annual highland town wine festival. this is the court yard at our lady of pompeii church. it's quiet now. but on sunday, it will look like this. it's time for the 7th annual highland town wine festival. founder dominic petruchy says, wine is phenomenal. >> we don't sell wine. because wine is like a friend. you don't sell friends. >> the festival is getting bigger. more than 1,000 are coming together. >> it's a coming together of our homemade create cyst -- creativity. >> $25 gets you a tasting and a special glass. the food is from depasqually's.
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>> we have the mealt meatball subs. of course we have our sausage and peppers. >> we wanted to cover everything. >> previous festivals have raised nearly $20 for the neighborhood. >> other than the festival, we can apply for grants. but because of the hard work that the festival committee puts in, it really dumps directly back into the community. it's amazing. >> reporter: so lift the glass and head for highland town. the whitemarshle -- white marble steps. oops -- >> salut. >> le welcome to the wine festival in hollandtown. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> the festival runs sunday, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. for more information, log onto our website, wjz.com. a much cooler weekend for the wine festival. bob turk and meteorologist tim williams have your updated
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first warning forecast. as you can see, the sun is back here in the city. it's cleared out for the time being. take a look at radar. we have have shower and thundershower activity. it is moving through portions of northern queen anne county. you folks over there will see the showers over the next 15 to 20 minutes. it's moving out quickly at around 30 to 40 miles an hour. you folks around galena. east of port deposit. southeast of delaware. let's call it leeds. bacon hill. great oak manor. there's where the showers are moving. we've already cleared the baltimore region. now, tim will have a look at the five-day forecast. but first, let's take a look at tomorrow's forecast for our region. looking for, believe it or not, much cooler temps. today, we are 83. tomorrow, we might make it up to 60 degrees. tim has a look beyond the weekend. tim? >> well, bob talked about tomorrow. let's talk about sunday.
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temperatures stay pretty cool. our average for this time of year is around 65 degrees. keep that in mind. 59 on sunday. 60, 62, and 64. but we dry out nicely. hardly any mention. any rain. until we get to the end of next week. for your energy saver tip of the day, for optimum savings, energy experts suggest that you set your therm stat at 78 degrees or higher when you're at home, health permitting. and when away from home, set your air conditioner at 85 degrees. for more information on how you can be an energy saver, you can go to our website, wjz.com, and click on the energy saver. from the sunny outback. tim williams, back inside. >> and tim has dried off. thank you, tim. our tractor-trailer becomes an inferno in south carolina. and it is all caught on tape. >> wow. >> take a look at the flames. the 18-wheeler was carrying paper when it caught fire. and the major interstate was
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forced to shut down completely. traffic was backed up for miles. an illinois prosecutor is calling a prosecutor's actions disturbing. as a police beating is caught on tape. the dash cam video shows james mandarino, striking a man several times around the head and shoulders. the officer stopped the car for squealing tires. he claimed the two resisted arrest. mandarino has been charged with felony, aggravated battery. check in for more stories coming up. price hike. for the first time in years. tuition will be going up at the university of maryland system schools. new at 6:00, reaction from students to the announcement. murder mystery. a young girl disappears. police say she was murdered. at 6:00, more on the person now charged in case. and what police are saying. check in for these stories. we'll have all of the breaking news as well. all new at 6:00. now, back to kai and mary. eyewitness sports is next. this is mark viviano.
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the orioles have another injury added to the insult of a seven- game losing streak. i'll have the latest on the birds who were out west in oakland. and another big football trade to talk about. that's ahead when eyewitness news continues.
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well, the o's are suffering through a seven-game losing streak. it's a week-long torture in baseball. and that pain is magnified when it happens in the onset of a new season. here's some perspective. in 1983, the o's suffered through two losing streaks that lasted through seven games. that team went on to win a world series. all right. we'll go from that to the present-day harsh reality. the 2010 orioles are hurting, literally. outfielder felix pie could be out with an injured left shoulder. he aggravated the injury. lou is headed out to take the roster spot. just another setback to the o's, who have already put brian roberts and reliever mike goodness on -- gonzalez on the
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d.l. the pained look on dave dave trembley's face. 0-8 last night. when they had chances to drive in runners from second and third base. the team batting average, a local .232. miguel tejada struggling to get his average where he usually is. he's at .205. and the start of what could be a painfully long, 10-game road trip. the starting pitchers have done well. just not getting run support. kevin milwood, a prime example, pitches a win tonight. lefty dallas braiden. he follows ben sheets who threw six shutouts. see you tonight on masn 2, hd. football news. the trade winds continue to blow in the nfl, in the weeks leading up to the college draft. and it's another receiver who has swapped. the latest to move is 10
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gillen, jr., dealt from the dolphins to the san francisco 49ers. ginn is not just a wide receiver. he's a top-notch kick returner as you see here. miami picked up all-pro receiver brandon marshall in a deal earlier this week. should have an update for you on felix pie coming up. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. i'm mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. this tanker was hanging over the side of this bridge. incredible pictures. incredible stories. is it safe? the story when eyewitness news
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hello, everybody. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> at this hour, a string of storms. some areas are still seeing heavy rain. meteorologist tim williams and bob turk are tracking first warning live doppler radar. >> this has moved through quickly. we've got wind gusts down on the ground. over 40, 45 miles an hour. right now, the bulk of the activity that moved through our region is well off to our north and northeast. but it's over cecil county, new county. and pretty good thundershowers there. just approaching the folks in portion of kent county. from aberdeen down to chestertown. wharton and lenna. -- galean a. and -- galena. this will be your second storm of the afternoon. around the baltimore region, it's quiet now. but i think some of these storms across pennsylvania